Can you use your mind to not get pissed off over annoying things (or even enjoying them?) + Pretending to be Charles Darwin to not throw brooms at magpies

There’s a pair of magpies who came outside my window every few mornings. And they sound like a piece of shit (pretty much like this). CRAW-CRAW-CRAW-CRAW-CRAW… Fucking SHUT UP. It starts around 5am, directly outside the window and it doesn’t stop. And the other morning it was so fucked I chucked …

The philosophy of: The 1975-The Sound (& Kanye West) – Facing your flaws, weaknesses and faults builds strength. Distracting and deluding yourself makes you vulnerable and fragile (+ my experiment doing the opposite of Kanye).

Kanye has this picture on his living room wall: And it’s there because as he says, ‘Well, I gotta cheer for me before anyone else can cheer for me.’ But isn’t that relying on something else, something out of your control, to give you self worth? Say the picture gets …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.4] – I got 3 students, my girlfriend and a friend to insult me in 3 different languages (and also English) to test Epictetus’ theory

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) Part 2: Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out …

Everything is atoms – If you find you’re affected by someone or something, break it right down to a atomic level. Remember that thing or person is just a collection of atoms.

That’s the number of atoms on earth. All matter on the planet. And that’s all that anything you care about is. Just heaps of atoms. People are just a collection of atoms (just like any thing), words spoken are just an arrangement of symbols to make sounds, photos are just …